These days the emphasis of foreign and second language instruction is on learning to use the new or target language in conversations and oral presentations. The student must participate actively in discussions and deliver some oral presentations in order to advance; he or she can't just sit back and passively read texts or even passively listen to oral materials and expect to become conversationally proficient. Shy students find this challenging, and one of my major approaches is to gently coax diffident students to gradually expand their comfort zone and converse with me and other students. I like to encourage and reward students for their efforts rather than criticize them for their shortcomings. Of course, I will also assign and monitor reading and listening exercises, and even give some grammar lessons, in order to round out the curriculum, but the emphasis will be on oral interactions.
I have been doing and continue to do classroom teaching, with up to 35 students in a class and as many as 6 classes per day. Of course, better results are achieved if the instructor works with a smaller group or an individual. My mentors and school principals have often commented that my forte is one-on-one instruction, which is also more fun and rewarding for me. With two or more students in a class, I like to give some instruction and then monitor pairs of students as they interact with each other.
CV, Dean Anderson, Richmond, CA (This CV does not cover my extensive
international business experience).
1. TEACHING & COACHING:
2019: Currently working as substitute and part-time ESL teacher in Berkeley
and San Francisco
2017-2018: PACIFIC CREST INNOVATION ACADEMY (PCIA), Cook County, WA,
Spanish teacher (I taught Spanish 1, 2 and 3 for the full academic year; PCIA
is a rural public high school).
2016: COVINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL, Vancouver, WA,
Practicum (practicing) teacher of English as Second Language (ESL). (I did
supervised teaching at the middle school level for 8 weeks.)
2016: COLUMBIA RIVER HIGH SCHOOL, Vancouver, WA,
Student Spanish teacher (I taught Spanish under supervision for 12 weeks.)
2016: WASHOUGAL HIGH SCHOOL, Washougal, WA
Practicum (practicing) Spanish teacher (I taught Spanish under supervision
for 8 weeks.)
1992-1994: SCHILLER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Berlin, Germany
Graduate Instructor in International Business (I taught ,in English, four
different courses, each of them twice.)
1968: CHILEAN SKI FEDERATION
Assistant Coach of the Chilean National Junior (“Promesa”) Ski Team (I ran
a training camp at Antillanca ski area in the south of Chile. I also organized
an exchange program in which Chilean junior racers trained in Jackson Hole,
WY in January and February, and Jackson Hole junior racers trained in Chile
in July and August. This program continued for several years.)
1966-1967: DARTMOUTH COLLEGE and TOWN OF HANOVER, NH
Ski programs director and ski team coach (I ran the Hanover, NH junior (after-school)
instructional ski program sponsored by the Ford Sayre Council, a community group.
Simultaneously, I ran the Dartmouth Ski School, a program in which about 100
volunteer college students taught about 1000 college students to ski. I also coached
the community junior ski team and the Hanover High School ski team.
2. TEACHING LICENSES :
Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC): Certificate
#(concealed information), expires 4/6/2020. Endorsements for Spanish and English to Speakers
of Other Languages.
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI):
Spanish endorsement #3319-00 issued 5/31/2017 ; English Language Learner
endorsement #3336-00 issued 6/1/2017.
3. EDUCATION :
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Portland, OR
Master of Arts in Teaching (emphasis on secondary level teaching. (I earned
endorsements in Spanish and English as a Second Language.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, London, UK
Post-graduate study in international relations (I worked on a PhD thesis on
the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the UNFCCC climate
change negotiations that led to the Kyoto Protocol. I dropped the program
when my work at the Royal Institute of International Affairs became
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, Florida
Post-graduate study in Latin American Studies (I completed the course
work for the M.A. degree in Latin American Studies.)
THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT, Phoenix, Arizona
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree (emphasis on
international business with a course on Latin American politics and
economics and courses in Spanish.
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, Hanover, NH
Bachelor of Arts-Government major, French minor (In my junior year,
I spent a semester at the Université de Caen in France. In my senior
year, I was Assistant Director of the (large) Dartmouth Ski School.
4. RESEARCH / WRITING / CONSULTING:
1995-1999: ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (RIIA), London, UK
Associate Fellow / Director of climate change policy consultancy.
I gave briefings and wrote papers on technical and political aspects of the then
on-going UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)
negotiations. I provided consulting services on climate change mitigation policy to
governments (such as the UK) and multinationals, such as BP and Shell Oil.
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